Posts tagged "grief"

Emily Postmodern: #Mourning In The Time Of Social Media

What can we learn from the Victorians?

Julianna Rose Dow | November 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm

One Day Less: I’m Dying, What’s Your Excuse For Being An Asshole?

Death and taxes are a fact of life. Unfortunately for more than 70,000 women (and men) in the U.S. between the ages of 20-39, they will add cancer to that

Killer Titz | September 17, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Check Your Vibes: 10 Things I’ve Learned About Grief To Help Get You Through

A little over a year ago, my dad died very unexpectedly, something I’ve written about a lot on this site. As time has gone on, the nature of my…

Claire Hannum | September 16, 2015 - 10:20 am

Dater X: Life Support

It’s been a hell of a week.

Dater X 3.0 | September 9, 2015 - 12:00 pm

This Lovely Video Offers A Tender Look At Life And Grief

Who knew a video about balls of yarn could be so emotional?

Claire Hannum | June 3, 2015 - 9:00 am

It’s Time To Cry: Girl Writes Balloon Letter To Late Dad, Kind Strangers Reply

Since Ashlynn Marracino’s dad died of a brain aneurysm in 2010, the 16-year-old has had a tradition of writing him a letter on his birthday, January 6. This year, she…

Claire Hannum | January 15, 2015 - 1:30 pm

On My First Christmas Without My Dad

When I headed back home to Michigan for the first Christmas since my dad’s death, I didn’t expect it to get difficult until the holiday actually arrived. Since I got…

Claire Hannum | December 25, 2014 - 12:00 pm

I Can’t Run For A While, So What Do I Do Now? Advice Please!

I love the natural high of exercise. To me, it serves as a kind of pseudo anti-depressant* that puts me in an instant good mood, and I like to alternate…

Claire Hannum | October 14, 2014 - 9:00 am

11 Pieces Of Advice I’ve Received About Grief Since My Dad’s Death

On the first Saturday of August, I woke up to a perfectly sunny sky and the news that my vibrant, youthful dad had abruptly passed away of a heart attack…

Claire Hannum | August 14, 2014 - 9:00 am

On The Matter Of Mattering In The Aftermath Of A Parent’s Death

It has been five-and-a-half months since my dad died and yet it sometimes feels like it hasn’t hit me yet. Even though his ashes are sitting in a box in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 30, 2013 - 11:00 am

Girl Talk: This House Is Not Just A House & Other Thoughts On My Dad’s Death

In the few days following my dad’s passing a few weeks ago, I received flowers from friends and coworkers, endless phone calls, emails and Facebook messages expressing condolences, and more…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 26, 2012 - 2:00 pm

11 Simple Rules For What To Do When Your Parent Dies

I turned 20 years old this year, and with that birthday came the 10th anniversary of my father’s death. This past decade has given me plenty of space and time…

Talena Lydia | November 26, 2012 - 10:00 am

Thoughts On My Father’s Death

Today would have been my father’s 65th birthday. He died this past Thursday, in his sleep, after a 15-year battle with drug addiction and untreated mental illness. I found out…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 19, 2012 - 10:00 am

Holiday Survival Guide: 6 Tips For Dealing With The Holidays When You’ve Lost A Loved One

The holidays suck extra hard when you’re trying to cope with the loss of a family member, even if you’re not a Grinch by nature. However you define your family,…

Jenni Miller | December 21, 2011 - 10:00 am

Decode My Dream: A Visit From A Deceased Dad

I had a dream recently that I can’t seem to make sense of. In my dream, I was on the porch of another home, not the one I currently live…

Ami Angelowicz | March 4, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Liam Neeson Talks About Natasha Richardson’s Death

“It’s easy enough to plan jobs, to plan a lot of work. That’s effective. But that’s the weird thing about grief. You can’t prepare for it. You think you’re gonna…

Kate Torgovnick/ | February 16, 2011 - 4:19 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Uncomfortable With Grief

Maybe I can do this, I thought. But there was still a little part of me that was relieved when she left because I could finally be alone again with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 29, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Brother Died Before I Was Born

My parents had been married for five years when they had their first child, a boy named Nathan. It was the fall of 1974 and he was born with Osteogenesis…

Emily Morris | August 11, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: Happy Mother’s Day? I Don’t Think So.

“Thanks, but my mother’s dead,” I heard myself snap.

From the horrified look on the saleswoman’s face, it was clear I should’ve come up with a more tactful response…

Judy McGuire | May 6, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Dear Wendy: “I Can’t Cope With Mother’s Day”

My boyfriend and I have been together for three years. Everything about our relationship is great, but my boyfriend’s relationship with his mother is strained. They do get along, but…

Wendy Atterberry | May 4, 2010 - 3:30 pm